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The Wipers Times
1 October @ 7:45 am - 10:15 pm
THE WIPERS TIMES
Devonshire Park Theatre
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. The Wipers Times is coming to Eastbourne direct from a record breaking West End season.
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Defying both authority and gas attacks, it proves a huge success with the troops on the Western Front.
PERFORMANCES: Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Audio described performances on Friday and Saturday evening.
TICKETS: £21 – £28.50. Concessions and group rates available.